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Current location: Top of a hill.
Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:58 PM
Number of posts: 12,832

About Me

I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

Journal Archives

Conversation With Dr. Mandy Cohen, Director, NCDHHS

Conversation W/ Dr. Mandy Cohen, Part Six #112
UNC-TV 700 pm
April 23rd, 2010

NC Secretary of Health & Human Services, Dr. Mandy Cohen, reviews the week in terms of North Carolina's policies and efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19. Tom Campbell hosts.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:26 PM (0 replies)

On the Beach, Full Movie 1:51:46

IMDb: Plot Summary
After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.
—Kenneth Chisholm

On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, and Anthony Perkins.[2] This black-and-white film is based on Nevil Shute's 1957 novel of the same name depicting the aftermath of a nuclear war.[3] Unlike in the novel, no one is assigned blame for starting the war; the film hints that global annihilation may have arisen from an accident or misjudgment.



Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:05 PM (2 replies)

Focus On: Conversation W/ Dhhs Under-Secretary Ben Money

Tonight on UNC-TV at 730 pm
Conversation W/ Dhhs Under-Secretary Ben Money

NC DHHS Under-Secretary, Ben Money, discusses COVID-19's effect on North Carolina's African-American community and how mitigation efforts may help at the state level. Deb Holt Noel hosts.

Link to this and other Focus On episodes here:


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 07:04 PM (0 replies)

Covid-19 Updates and Links

●Press Releases

Governor Cooper Shares North Carolina Testing Update with Vice President

MONDAY, APR 20, 2020 2:36 PM
Governor Roy Cooper today joined a call with the Vice President and governors from around the country. Governor Cooper gave an update on what North Carolina is doing through its Testing Surge Workgroup to increase testing in North Carolina.

●NC Policy Watch

Duke health experts call for patience, testing, improved federal coordination in pandemic battle
By Lisa Sorg

Sudden reopening would jeopardize progress made thus far This is Day 50. It feels like Day 500. A new coronavirus, which technically isn’t even alive, has outwitted us. The COVID-19 pandemic has paralyzed the state and the nation, vanquished our economy and killed 40,000 people in the U.S. — including 235 in North Carolina — and another 131,000 worldwide, all of whom were loved by someone.


Latest on coronavirus as Duke Hospital worker tests positive, may have exposed patients
Tags: coronavirus, health
Posted April 20, 2020 4:11 a.m. EDT
Updated April 20, 2020 11:24 p.m. EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. — Here are the latest updates on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in North Carolina and across the globe:

What you need to know:
There are 6,939 people in 93 North Carolina counties who have tested positive for the coronavirus. There are at least 919 confirmed cases statewide of people recovering from the virus, although many counties aren't reporting those numbers. (Why WRAL shows more cases than others)
At least 211 people have died in North Carolina, and about 373 people are hospitalized, although many hospitals don't report their cases.
Federal stimulus checks are being mailed to American families, and the state Department of Employment Security has started issuing an extra $600 a week in jobless benefits, which also was part of the stimulus package.


N.C. among first states to receive approval to provide P-EBT benefits

By WECT Staff | April 20, 2020 at 1:49 PM EDT - Updated April 20 at 2:21 PM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - North Carolina has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, to help families purchase food for children impacted by school closings due to COVID-19

North Carolina is one of the first four states to receive federal approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide these benefits, which are entirely federally funded.

Follow the links for more information on each topic.
Good luck everyone. Stay encouraged.

❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 04:23 PM (5 replies)

On the Beach, Full Movie 1:51:46

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 02:18 AM (1 replies)

Bobi Wine, Corona song

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 01:12 AM (0 replies)

John Prine, Austin City Limits

Savor an hour-long set with songwriting legend John Prine. The veteran musician performs songs from his critically acclaimed recent album The Tree of Forgiveness, as well as gems from his catalogue.

Aired: 10/13/18

Expires: 05/17/20

54 mins, 16 secs

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 04:06 PM (1 replies)

Jarabi (Djarabi) Suite

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 10:54 AM (2 replies)

Watch this...


AIRED: January 2, 2018

American Experience: Influenza 1918

Film Description
In September of 1918, soldiers at an army base near Boston suddenly began to die. The cause of death was identified as influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen. As the killer virus spread across the country, hospitals overfilled, death carts roamed the streets and helpless city officials dug mass graves. It was the worst epidemic in American history, killing over 600,000 — until it disappeared as mysteriously as it had begun.

There are several links on the page that have revelatory and interesting information.

❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 10:45 AM (1 replies)

The Foxfire Book Series That Preserved Appalachian Foodways

The Foxfire Book Series That Preserved Appalachian Foodways
March 17, 201711:00 AM ET


In an image from the first Foxfire book, students in 1969 look on as Hobe Beasley, John Hopper and Hopper's wife suspend a hog for finishing the work of scalding and scraping.
Courtesy of The Foxfire Fund, Inc.

The 1,500-mile Appalachian Mountain range stretches so far that those on the northern and southern sides can't agree on what to call it: Appa-LAY-chia or Appa-LATCH-ia. The outside perspective on the people who live there might be even more mangled. Stories about Appalachia tend to center around subjects like poverty, the opioid epidemic and coal, but since 1966 a series called Foxfire has been sharing food, culture and life as it's actually lived in the mountain region.

Foxfire started as a class project at a Georgia high school — students interviewed neighbors and wrote a series of articles, which turned into a quarterly magazine and then a book, in 1972, with other books to follow soon after. (The name of the series comes from a term for a local form of bioluminescence caused by fungi on decaying wood.) Within the first decade, more than 9 million copies of Foxfire were sold. Today, there are specialized Foxfire books that focus on cooking, winemaking, religion and music.

People who have been following the back-to-the-land food trends that have resurfaced in the past decade might find some of the recipes in Foxfire's Appalachian Cookery familiar and focused around a simple, self-sufficient way of life. There are instructions for making bread in a Dutch oven (specifically over coals in the fireplace.) For pork, the authors note that Appalachians "stand by their belief that virtually no part of the hog should be thrown away," and its recipes for homemade scrapple, hog's head, jowl or sausage wouldn't be out of place on a certain kind of Brooklyn menu.

When Susi Gott Séguret, author of Appalachian Appetite, saw Nordic cuisine becoming a trend, she thought, "What's the big deal? It's how I grew up and how Appalachian people have approached food from the beginning." The food is defined by the mountains. "There are certain restrictions and a richness born of that mountain setting," Séguret says.
More at the link.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Apr 20, 2020, 10:14 PM (8 replies)
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